Board of Directors

Tara Gilfillan, CPA, CA

Ms. Gilfillan is a finance executive with over 20 years of business experience and has held several senior financial and operational roles in the mining industry. She has served as Principal and CFO/VP of a privately owned Corporate Development project engineering company focused on the mineral and metals industry. Tara has expertise in public reporting, business and tax strategy, acquisitions, risk review, setting up international operations and raising capital. She holds a business degree from Queen’s University.

Kevin Tanas, P.Eng.

Mr. Tanas currently serves as Vice President of Business Development – North America, and Principal Mining Consultant of RPMGlobal, a global technical advisory consulting firm. Kevin’s 18 years of experience has encompassed project development, conceptual to detailed engineering, commissioning and operational stages of open pit and underground deposits. His expertise lies in mine design and planning, due diligence review, construction monitoring, and financial modeling. Kevin has acted in a project management capacity and as a Qualified Person providing technical services to base metals, precious metals, iron ore, lateritic ore, coal, and energy sectors. His operational and consulting experience spans North America, South America, Africa and Australia.

Craig Scherba, P.Geol

Craig Scherba, P.Geol, was appointed a Director for the Company effective May 15th, 2011. A geologist since 2000, his expertise includes supervising large Canadian and international exploration. Mr. Scherba was an integral member of the exploration team that developed Nevsun Resources’ high grade gold, copper and zinc Bisha project in Eritrea.  Mr. Scherba is currently Vice President of Exploration of MacDonald Mines Exploration Ltd., Red Pine Exploration Inc. and Honey Badger Exploration Inc.

Steve King

Mr. King is a professional geoscientist with over 25 years of multi-commodity experience in the mining industry and as a mining analyst in capital markets. He has held diverse roles from Senior Project Geologist and Manager Geophysical and Geotechnical Services through to Vice President Exploration for junior mining companies with projects in North America, Asia and Africa. More recently he was Exploration Manager, North American Exploration for a major mining company where he oversaw Strategic Alliances in Canada and Mexico. Currently, Mr. King is an independent consultant, focusing on due diligence and advisory services for several public and private mining entities.

Mr. King obtained a Master's of Science degree in Geology from Acadia University, as well as a Bachelor's of Science, Geophysics from Memorial University, successfully completed the ASQ certification as a Quality Auditor in 2009, and has completed additional training in resource estimation, geostatistics, financial accounting and cash flow analysis.